Kites: The Remix

Film, Romance
2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
Harvey Weinstein released cut versions of foreign films in America in the 90s; he called it ‘art’. Brett Ratner (‘Rush Hour’ series, ‘X Men: The Last Stand’) terms his Bollywood delve a ‘remix’. Confused? You will be on seeing this half an hour shorter version of the Hindi ‘language is no barrier to love’ original. Ratner’s edited reboot is rather pointless given the fact that the slightly longer version is an accessible, engaging if unmemorable watch. Minor scenes which flesh out the characters and relationships and the unobstrusive songs on the soundtrack get the chop. Some cheesy English dialogue, a coy semi-nude encounter and noirish-type music are the replacement. The result is uncomplicated soft-core corn reflective of Ratner’s MTV style. Notable, but only for its novelty value.



Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

Anurag Basu
Hrithik Roshan
Bárbara Mori
Nicholas Brown
Kabir Bedi